Young mum to be sentenced on theft offences

Limerick Courthouse
A YOUNG mother will sentenced next month after she pleaded guilty to a plethora of theft charges relating to offences at a variety of premises across the city.

A YOUNG mother will sentenced next month after she pleaded guilty to a plethora of theft charges relating to offences at a variety of premises across the city.

Maria McNamara, aged 29, with an address at Clare Street appeared before Limerick Court to face almost 40 different charges.

Sergeant Donal Cronin said Ms McNamara, who gave birth a number of months ago, had previously pleaded guilty to a large number of theft charges but that a number of new matters were before the court.

Solicitor John Herbert said his client was “deeply sorry” for her actions and he said she wished to plead guilty to all of the offences, which occurred on dates in June, July and August.

These included stealing a steriliser worth €77 from Boots, William Street; detergent, worth €59.46 from Tesco Express, Corbally; a silver photo frame from the Knock Shrine shop on Little Catherine Street; clothing worth €140 from Tom Tailor on Bedford Row; groceries worth €317.27 from Tesco, Arthurs Quay; baby clothes worth €135.49 from Name It, Thomas Street; €160 worth of clothing from A-Wear at the Crescent Shopping Centre, Dooradoyle, and €184.08 worth of groceries from the SuperValu shop at Grove Island.

After accepting Ms McNamara’s guilty pleas and noting that there were a large number of other charges, Judge Eugene O’Kelly commented that it would “take some time” to finalise 
matter.

He remanded the defendant on continuing bail pending a sentencing hearing on October 7,next.